When a phone is packed with top-of-the-table hardware specs and features, industry standards tend to push it towards a high price tag. However, Lenovo is here to defy this notion and actually set new standards with the new Lenovo Z2 Plus.
The Chinese OEM has kept up with the country’s trend of OEMs coming in with devices that feature premium designs, high-end hardware specs and features, but price them at very affordable prices. The likes of ZTE, Xiaomi, Huawei, OnePlus, LeEco and many others have done it, but the new Lenovo Z2 Plus takes this craze to the next level.
Launched as Lenovo ZUK Z2 in China, the company has decided to drop the ZUK branding and instead baptized the phone Lenovo Z2 Plus for the Indian market. The phone came to life about a week from now and in fact, those in India can get it from Amazon and other retailers.
There are two variants of the Lenovo Z2 Plus. The base model has 32GB of onboard storage and 3GB of RAM. This variant is priced at Rs 17,999, which is about $271. The high-end variant comes with a RAM of 4GB and inbuilt storage of 64GB. For this, you need Rs. 19,999, which is an equivalent of about $301.
These price tags make the Lenovo Z2 Plus the cheapest phone in the market right now that is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC – a processor that has been used on the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ($849), HTC 10 ($699), and the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which also cost more than $650. However, this same combination can also be found in the likes of Xiaomi Mi 5, LeEco Le Max 2, OnePlus 3 and several other Chinese models.
In addition to these high-end specs, the Lenovo Z2 Plus also offers a 13MP rear snapper with an ISOCELL sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, EIS and LED flash. The front has an 8MP sensor with a better aperture of f/2.0. Other nifty additions include a fingerprint scanner and an innovative U-Touch home button that supports up to 7 different gestures.
There is Android Marshmallow out of the box and a ZUI 2.0 skin on top, but it’s not heavily customized like other OEMs. To keep the 5-inch 1080p phone alive, Lenovo added a decent 3500mAh battery unit that also supports Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
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